Applauding the political, economic, and social strides in Colombia, Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, Permanent Representative of Vietnam to the UN, voiced support for the peace, security, national reconciliation, reunification, and development process in the country, as well as for the role of the UN Verification Mission.

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy asked all relevant parties to continue engaging in dialogue in a constructive spirit so as to deal with challenges and differences during the peace process, especially via the mechanisms set up under the peace agreement.

Quy also demanded all parties involved take necessary measures and effectively use mechanisms for guaranteeing security in the protection of civilians, particularly women and children.

At the event, speakers said the peace process in Colombia have attained much important progress in terms of politics, security, and economy. They also voiced concern about the continued attacks on and violence against veterans, the black, women, and indigenous people, particularly in rural areas./.